Derelict buildings in Poplar High Street
Derelict buildings in Poplar High Street
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Derelict buildings in Poplar High Street
SC_PHL_01_293_WN1527 (Collage 99053)
London Metropolitan Archives: LCC Photograph Library
Front elevations of derelict shops and houses at 188-210 Poplar High Street, Poplar, looking south-east. Partial view of number 188 on the right, nearest the camera, which was a cooperage established by G.W.Shaw & Sons in 1888. Numbers 190-208 are derelict with broken and boarded up windows with protective wooden hoarding covered in a variety of posters including; advertisements for boxing matches with the following boxers: Archie Sexton (who retired in 1936 after losing his left eye), Frank Hough, Tiny Bostock, Norman Snow, Jack Lewis, Billy Walker and Billy Elwood. Other headline posters for the Leader newspaper mention "Huge Cash Prizes in Won With Our Help" and "Plain Words of/for Mr Duff Cooper" (possibly a reference to the MP that was commenting on the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936), and another newspaper headline is "Murderer is Head of World's Strangest School"; posters for the Queen's Theatre on Poplar High Street for "Indian Rope Trick" and magician Horace Goldin who died in 1939. The building in the background on the corner of Harrow Lane is the Resolute public house at 210 Poplar High Street. An advertising sign for Lyons Tea on the side elevation of number 204 which was listed as a confectioners in the 1915 Kelly's Post Office Directory. A man in a flat cap standing on the pavement looks towards the camera and another man walks toward the camera. All of the buildings behind the hoarding were demolished in 1936 to make way for Holmsdale House (Holmesdale House) which was built in in 1937 and still existed in 2024. The Resolute pub was also rebuilt in 1937 and eventually demolished in 2011 to be replaced with an office building.
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